NEW YORK (AP) -- Brett Connolly's second goal of the game during a third-period power play lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to their third straight win over the New York Rangers, 6-3 on Monday night.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Brett Connolly (14) celebrates with teammates Andrej Sustr (62), of Czech Republic, and Jason Garrison (5) after scoring against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

With Martin St. Louis off for slashing, Connolly scored past Henrik Lundqvist at 5:34 for his fourth of the season. Tyler Johnson gave the Lightning a two-goal lead 1:24 later with his second of the night, and Ondrej Palat added an empty-netter with 26.4 seconds left to give Tampa Bay its fourth consecutive victory.

Victor Hedman had three assists, and Ben Bishop made 32 saves to improve to 8-0 against the Rangers -- including three wins in 15 days.

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